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About me



Hello, my name is Debbie (Debs) (she/her) and I am a qualified and insured Person-centred counsellor.

I have always been drawn towards helping people and in my past career, I worked in the care sector for 28 years, supporting children and adults with a learning difference, disability and mental health. As a result of this, I decided to go back to university and I gained my Post Graduate Diploma in Person-centred counselling.

I work mainly as a Person-Centred counsellor but integrate other approaches when appropriate and helpful. Person-Centred therapy is based on the philosophy that each human is of value and has the potential for psychological change, growth and increased personal fulfilment. I will seek to establish a safe ‘therapeutic relationship’ with you in order to help resolve whatever troubles you have, and work toward finding a better way forward in your life.

I offer weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions. Sessions last for 50 minutes. Sessions can be held through the online line platform Zoom, FaceTime or by telephone. 

If a client choses online therapy and there is a technical breakdown, I shall use an alternative method and continue the session over the phone.



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Certificate in Health and Social Care

(Open University)

Diploma in Heath and Social Welfare

(Open University)

SVQ Community Justice: Work With Offending Behaviour Level 3

SVQ Registered Manager in Health and Social Care Level 4

COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate Level 1-4

(University of Aberdeen)

Postgraduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling with commendation

(University of Aberdeen)

Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Level 6 (Counselling TUTOR)

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

Mental Health First Aid 


NHS Grampian Health Scotland Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


Workplace First Aid

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Engaging in supervision


Bereavement Awareness

High Speed Training ADHD Awareness

Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1

GDPR Training

Managing Self Harming Behaviour

Relation Depth

Understanding Anxiety

Pets in Practice

Supervision as Spiritual Practice

Counselling Suicidal Clients

Mindfulness Skills

Self Care

The Development of the Psychotherapeutic Relationship in an online setting

Using Trauma-Informed Grounding Techniques

Introducing Creative Arts in Counselling

Counselling Autistic Clients

Introduction to Suicide Awareness

Preparing to work with Sexual Abuse

Understanding and Managing Loneliness

Configurations of Self

Working with Goals in Therapy

Supporting Clients with Body Dysmorphia

Understanding the basics of Psychosexual Therapy


Applying Attachment Theory in Counselling


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)


Attachment Theory 


Preparing to work with Loss and Bereavement 

Gestalt Therapy 

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